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  • alon
    Mar 4, 2006
      I strongly oppose the Mr Sinnreich's attitude and opinion. I believe Mimi
      has done nothing to deserve such offending words. Even if one thinkgs
      differently, and differences are of course allowed and are in a way welcome
      for they inspire one's thoughts, one must never forget the uniting basis of
      us all - our shared roots and admiration of old Cz. We must also not forget
      what Mimi has done up till now and will hopefully go on doing - her
      organizational skills and her energies have been a blessing to us all. She
      is, after all, entitled to have her own stand.
      Danny
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <henry@...>
      To: "'Miriam Taylor'" <mirtaylo@...>; "'Marianne Hirsch'"
      <mh2349@...>; "'Gabriele Weissmann'" <G.Weissmann@...>; "'Jane
      Rostos'" <janerostos@...>; "'CZERNOWITZ 2006 YAHOO LIST'"
      <czernowitz2006@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2006 4:56 PM
      Subject: RE: [czernowitz2006] Purpose of reunion and who is welcome to
      participate.


      > >Unless someone does so, I propose that Jane Rostos, Voelker Koepp, Othmar
      > >Andre and anyone else who's interest in the reunion is only professional,
      > >not be admitted to any of our joint functions.
      >
      > Mimi,
      >
      > With deep regret I have to propose that you not "organize" us any more and
      > desist making this list a platform of your discriminatory views.
      >
      > Thanks, Henry
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Miriam Taylor [mailto:mirtaylo@...]
      > Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 10:35 AM
      > To: Marianne Hirsch; Gabriele Weissmann; Jane Rostos; CZERNOWITZ 2006
      YAHOO
      > LIST
      > Subject: [czernowitz2006] Purpose of reunion and who is welcome to
      > participate.
      >
      > Dear All,
      >
      > This message represents just my opinion and should be considered as such.
      >
      > As I wrote to Jane Rostos and previously to Gabriele, and as may have been
      > evident from many of my previous letters to this group, I consider the
      > "Czernowitz Reunion 2006" a meeting of
      > JEWISH CZERNOWITZERS, THEIR DESCENDANTS AND RELATIVES AND CLOSE FRIENDS.
      IT
      > IS NOT A PROFESSIONAL SYMPOSIUM, A PUBLIC SPECTACLE, A MEDIA EVENT OR A
      > MOVIE SCRIPT. NEITHER ARE WE GATHERING IN ORDER TO PROVIDE RAW MATERIAL
      FOR
      > THOSE WHO HAVE A PROFESSIONAL INTEREST (ARTISTIC OR ACADEMIC) IN STUDIYING
      > US
      >
      > It is a first and probably only opportunity for us to be together in the
      > city where we or our ancestors were born and talk about the things that
      not
      > only interest us intellectually, we could do this anywhere, any time with
      > anybody, but to pour out our feelings, share our intimate thoughts,
      memories
      > and unanswered questions.
      >
      > The presence of Strangers, people who are not Jewish Czernowitzers, their
      > descendants, close relatives and friends, will inhibit us, disturb us and
      > make the whole meeting a farce. So will any actions by Jewish
      Czernowitzers,
      > who's overriding purpose is to study us like guinea pigs.
      >
      > Before answering Jane Rostos, I asked the committee members for their
      > opinion, I did the same every time Gabriele asked about inviting
      Journalists
      > and Film makers. It so happens that when I asked about the Journalists and
      > film makers, the members of the committee agreed with me, when I asked
      about
      > the participation of Jane Rostos, they did not. That is why I wrote Jane
      the
      > way I did. Personally I am against Jane being a participant at the
      reunion.
      > I do not want her present at the memorial service, (remember my objection
      to
      > inviting the Chernivtsi mayor, even thought some of you thought this would
      > be politically or diplomatically advisable) nor when we talk about our
      > experiences during WW2. Nor when we talk about the experiences of our
      > parents in the 1930ties, nor when we talk about how we feel right now.
      >
      > Some of you will call me prejudiced, bigoted, politically incorrect.
      > My answer is: I do not invite strangers to family and friends gatherings.
      > If you say: but the Jewish Czernowitzers are not your friends and
      relatives.
      > I will answer that they have the potential to be such, at least we share
      > something that is very important to me. Others do not.
      >
      > So far everything we have done has been decided about democratically.
      > I personally do not have the time, energy, stamina or "Cheshek" to send
      out
      > a questionnaire and find out what the majority wants. Any of you are
      welcome
      > to do so and we will act accordingly.
      >
      > Unless someone does so, I propose that Jane Rostos, Voelker Koepp, Othmar
      > Andre and anyone else who's interest in the reunion is only professional,
      > not be admitted to any of our joint functions.
      >
      > This is not a circus or a colony of experimental mice!
      >
      > Seit gesund,
      >
      > Mimi
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